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insects

noun
plural of insect

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a person of no importance or influence
  • the magazine's editor in chief was notorious for treating staffers as insects, often not even bothering to learn their names

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insectivores

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“Insects.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/insects. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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